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Factors influencing performance of electrochemical actuators based on inherently conducting polymers (ICPs)
Author(s): Gordon G. Wallace; Jie Ding; Lu Liu; Geoffrey M. Spinks; Dezhi Zhou; Stewart Forsyth; Maria Forsyth; Douglas R. MacFarlane
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Paper Abstract

The mechanisms underpinning the basis of electrochemical actuators utilizing inherently conducting polymers (ICPs) are briefly reviewed. Based on the fact that these actuators are simple electrochemical cells the parameters impacting on performance are discussed. Of particular interest here is the mode of electrical connection, the auxiliary electrode composition and the supporting electrolyte used. All are shown to have a dramatic effect on performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4695, Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD), (11 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.475170
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Gordon G. Wallace, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Jie Ding, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Lu Liu, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Geoffrey M. Spinks, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Dezhi Zhou, Univ. of Wollongong (Australia)
Stewart Forsyth, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Maria Forsyth, Monash Univ. (Australia)
Douglas R. MacFarlane, Monash Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4695:
Smart Structures and Materials 2002: Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD)
Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Editor(s)

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